The Sound of History, 2017
40 x 30 inches overall, assemblage, cut paper, collage, and mixed media on wood panel
Elvis Presley, it seems, is here to stay.
2017 marks 40 years since Elvis’ passing. This new, original, commissioned work is constructed of found and repurposed items from the home of Elvis’ manager, Colonel Tom Parker, and the site where 'The Colonel' made Elvis a star. This unsuspecting Madison, Tennessee home and office was also the headquarters of the original Elvis Presley Fan Club.
Brezinka takes a closer look at many components of Elvis's iconic career - his slick, combed-back hair, the classic mid-century microphone, the lip curl, his deep faith and love of Gospel music, and most importantly, the man behind Elvis – Colonel Tom Parker.
Recurring themes in this work include struggle and persistence, salvation and protection.